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this morning a chance sighting of the suspect in the woods nearby but the witness says once he called out the man took off. >> and he was wearing all black but i noticed he was like inn like a hunched over position. >> reporter: greg reagan was walking in the woods at kings grant in evesham's marlton section with his three-year-old son this morning when he surprised a man dressed in a black hoodie and cargo pants. >> i yelled to my son get over here and i'm guessing that he thought you a somebody trying to come and get him. he just -- he just took off running as fast as he possibly could. >> reporter: police suspect it may be this man who is wanted for a series of lewd acts in the kings grant area. police say there have been at least seven incidents since june typically in the afternoon during warm weather. >> he's been approaching females that have been walking or jogging and this subject has proceeded to pull down his pants and masturbate in front of the females. >> reporter: thursday afternoon he did it near these trees at the intersection of kings grant and wood lake drive and then ran into the woods. pleased used k-9s to try to
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track him along the trails that run through the development but had no luck. >> just to think that there's a weirdo like that lurking around is kind of creepy. >> i think it's disgusting. yeah. i don't like it in the neighborhood but we'll get it dealt. >> reporter: the area is filled with children and parents are on alert. >> worried about the kids out here. my son is 17. ooh imnot worried about him but these other kids that play out here and this is supposed to be a safe neighborhood but it can happen anywhere. >> there's all kinds of weirdoes today and this world just scares me. it really does. >> reporter: have you seen him. >> no. >> reporter: police are hoping residents will take a good luck at the sketch and be on the lookout for this thinly built white male in his 20's with what's described as a ghostly pale complexion. >> i don't want this man to go any further than what he's been doing. it seems like now if he's out at 10:00 a.m. he's getting too comfortable. >> reporter: now, the suspect so far has always been on foot. no car has been involved. police think he may live here in kings grant because he
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clearly has knowledge of the trails disappearing into the woods every time the victims called 911. so, if you recognize that sketch or you know who this person is, call evesham police immediately. live in marlton, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." rick, monica. >> all right, thank you nora. >> thank you. sky6 looking live right now at center city philadelphia. a gorgeous shot and if you can believe it, this is february 24th. you didn't even need a jacket to step outside. today mother nature brought more record breaking warmth to the delaware valley. >> not necessarily the best news for ski resorts already struggling this winter. bob brooks will have more on that story coming up in a moment but first let's check in with meteorologist cecily tynan outside with the big change coming our way this weekend, hey, cecily. >> that's right, risks. much cooler air will be arriving for the second half of the weekend but today another day it felt like may not february. philadelphia tying the record high of 74, trenton a record 75, allentown and reading tying the all-time highest february temperature ever
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recorded there of 77 and, yes, bad news for the ski resorts, mount pocono a record as well, 67. you notice the cool spot cape may. you get that wind off the ocean. ocean temperatures only in the low 40's makes a big difference with the air temperatures. now, yesterday he, today and this past sunday three days of temperatures in the 70's. this is only happened once before. that was way back in 1930 and we have never had three consecutive days in the 70's in february until this year. because that will likely happen tomorrow with temperatures back into the mid 70's. however, you can see there's much cooler air waiting in the wings. chicago it's 40, bismarck north dakota it's 30 degrees and storm tracker6 live double scan showing that cold front will bring us a round of storms and end this unprecedented warmth. i'll talk about the timing of the storms and just how cold it will feel behind that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> thank you cecily. "action news" reporter bob brooks spent the day at blue mountain in the poconos. he has more on how the warmth
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is affecting the slopes. not good news for them, bob. >> reporter: monica, no its not. as one young woman put it it feels like it's surfing out here only we're in the poconos in pennsylvania and it's on slow. as you can imagine there is some significant snow melting happening. some other places hit worse than blue mountain but blue mountain says they were making snow and preparing for it. behind me here people love it. there's a line at the main lift. you see people out here in shorts and t-shirts absolutely just thriving in this weather but again, they're worried about the season ending too soon because it is so warm out here. that right there is a young man dressed for the beach and he's skiing at blue mountain resort. it's february and the unusually warm weather has skiers and snow borders dressed unusually light for this time of year. you'll hear most say they love it. >> warm out. i don't know if it's the warmest i've ever seen. >> beautiful man. perfect weather for sledding. >> reporter: they're worried this wind season is going to be cut entirely too short.
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>> hopefully the snow lasts a little bit longer and we get some more. >> reporter: melissa yuengling with blue mountain took us out to talk about the warm weather and ski conditions. >> we have a great base across the mountains that we were blowing snow when we had the temperatures to prepare. >> reporter: being prepared she says most of the slopes are opened. >> i think our biggest obstacle right now is just reminding people like hey, we're still here and ready o to go. >> reporter: other resorts around the area have had significant melting and that's ununfortunate. so severe some of the races next weekend might be moved to blue mountain. one racer we spoke with said obviously with warm weather conditions aren't ideal. >> it's hard to set a course and keep the snow firm enough. >> reporter: she says the team is doing a great job keeping up with temperatures. >> the race program did a good job to put down chemicals on the course to keep it firm. there's not a lot you can do when it's this warm.
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>> reporter: not a lot that you can do. and you can see people out here in line at the lift. that man is wearing a tank top, first time in my life today that i have seen little children, there was a whole group of them, wearing t-shirts and shorts and it is february and they're trying go skiing or snowboarding. for now reporting live at blue mountain resort bob brooks channel6 "action news." rick, back to you. >> bob, thank you for that report. in other news investigation continues into an overnight hotel fire that injured two people in south jersey. the ramada inn in vineland cumberland county went up in flames about 1:30 this morning. crews went to rescue people who were trying to jump to safety. took more than two and a half hours to get the flames under control. one of the people injured was a police officer. part of the hotel was badly damaged. the rest still opened for business. [cheers and applause] >> a controversial plan to build a pipeline through new jersey's pinelands officially won approval today.
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the 15 member pinelands commission gave the green light to the proposal. construction of a natural gas pipeline through that federally protected land can now move forward. those in favor of the project say it will provide reliable energy for south jersey and minimal disruption to the pinelands. opponents who fear the pipeline will harm the fragile eco system there have vowed to sue to stop the project. >> ♪ president donald trump took to the stage at this year's cpac to attack the media today. he called news organizations "very cunning and very dishonest." this as a decision from the white house press office created a stir among media outlets nationwide this afternoon. we'll have that part of the story coming up a little bit later at 5:30. >> at the big board now with a crucial special election in the state of delaware. right now there are 10 republicans and 10 democrats in delaware state senate but tomorrow, voters in middletown glasgow and southern newark will determine which party
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takes control. democrat bethany hall-long who represented the state's tenth district resigned last month after she was inaugurated lieutenant governor. well, now three candidates respect running to replace he her. democrat stephanie hansen republican jeanmar reno and joseph atlantilanzendorfer. hansen says her focus will be jobs public education and mental health resources. >> if you're ever going to be involved in politics, now is the time that you need to be involved. this is absolutely a critical stage because this is a turning point for our community a turning point for our state senate and for the general assembly. >> republican john marino is looking to turn the tide for republicans in delaware. if he were to win the gop control the state senate for the first time in 44 years. "action news" reached out to
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marino for an interview. he declined the request saying he was busy meeting with voters and preparing for tomorrow. >> i wouldn't have to be the ty breaking vote but they definitely have to work together for the best legislation -- work together to create the best legislation in delaware. >> so again, voters head to the polls for a special election tomorrow and only voters who live in delaware's tenth district can vote in the election. that's about 35,000 people, rick. >> thank you, monica. thank you for that report. back here now let's get a check of the "action news" traffic report on a friday night. matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center t.g.i.f. to you, matt. >> same, to rick. looks like a nice afternoon for a drive, right.
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until you get stuck in this. schuylkill expressway westbound has been a crawl for much of the afternoon from vare through this point at south, the whole way out to city avenue. that's where we had a major police response to this some incident that was going on. everybody's gone now. everything's opened but it is a slow crawl on the westbound side of 76. use the river drives coming out of the city. that will help you a little bit but just allow plenty of extra time if you're headed in that direction this afternoon. extra time also required on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound speeds just in the teens but the crash near norristown is off to the side. in the lehigh valley there's a crash on 22 westbound. it's been causing a gaper delay on the eastbound side. bottom line is 78 through allentown will be a much better bet and we had a crash over the delaware memorial bridge delaware bound still sluggish there. now it's just construction taking out the left lane. in berlin there's a crash on the white horse pike at ellis avenue and a downed pole on the black horse pike there in sicklerville. we'll check it again, rick and monica, coming up in the next half hour. >> all right. see you then. thanks, matt. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight.
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what's been a long week for the sixers getting even longer. coming up in sports we're live at the wells fargo center with the new developments out of the team's locker room today. >> but first health check new numbers from the cdc that paint a startling picture about the opioid epidemic in the u.s. that when "action news" returns tonight. >> ♪ are your allergies holding you back or is it your allergy pills? break through your allergies. introducing flonase sensimist. more complete allergy relief in a gentle mist you may not even notice. using unique mistpro technology, new flonase sensimist
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>> ♪ >> breaking news in philadelphia's port richmond section right now chopper6 over the scene of a house, this is the 3200 block of mercer street where about an hour ago police say the relative of a woman discovered the 41-year-old victim unresponsive in the living room and you see there was blunt force trauma to her hea head. medic aide was rushed to the scene and pronounced her dead. they dispose foul play in this case. >> turning to health check tonight. the number of people who have died from a drug overdose has nearly tripled since the late 90's. >> ali gorman at the big board with these alarming stats. ali. >> they crunched the numbers from 1999 to 2015. it under scores the growing problem with heroin. just from 2010 to 2015, heroin related deaths went up 17 percent. we've seen this problem growing. people get hooked on opioid painkillers and then switch to heroin because it's cheaper.
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to make matters worse some drug dealers are selling heroin laced with fentanyl that increases the risk for overdose and death. the highest rate for fatal overdose was seen in adults 45 to 54. lawmakers have introduced several new bills and programs with an effort to turn this problem around. a bone marrow transplant may give people with an aggressive form of multiple sclerosis reliever when traditional treatments fail. british researchers look at 300ms patients who had transplants using their own bone marrow stem cells. half were disease free five years later and some were still doing well 10 years later. experts say it's not just an option for severe ms but possibly for less aggressive forms in the future. >> this may be an option for more typical patients. it's not ready for prime time as yet. but that's going to be formally examined. >> the bone marrow transplant basically reboots your immune system but the procedure can
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be very risky in fact there were eight transplant related deaths in this study. and coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00 can a simple dna test give you the tools to get in better shape? scientists at a dna testing company say with just a little bit of saliva in a test tube they can read your genetic code and determine the best diet and exercise plan for your body. we have some "action news" viewers put it to the test. vial what they have to say about it plus what the skeptics say about the science. it's a special report tonight on "action news" at 11:00. rick and monica, back to you. >> interesting. >> may have to check my dna. coming up tonight on 6abc, major milestone for abc's hit reality show "shark tank." tonight the show celebrates $100 million of deals over eight seasons. it's an all new episode of "shark tank" tonight at 9 o'clock then at 10:00 elizabeth vargas takes a look back at the emmy winning show
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and the dozens of careers it has helped launch and then "action news" follows at 11:00. >> ♪ phone rings "hello?" "yeah!" ♪"a new friend's coming here to sesame street."♪ all new its sesame street live! make a new friend playing liacouras center april 6-9 tickets on sale at liacourascenter dot com
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>> ♪ >> high school seniors put their automotive skills to the test today in warminster.
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12 pennsylvania delaware and south jersey area schools each had two students in the local automotive technology competition. they took part in hands on technician challenges working against the clock. the first place winners were from north montco technical career center. they'll now head to the national competition in new york and compete for college scholarships s congratulations. a habitat for humanity work site in delaware had a special volunteer helping out today. u.s. representative lisa blunt rochester donned a hard hat and glasses and took part in the walnut ridge construction knowledge wilmington. it will provide homes for a number of low income families when completed. but habitat for humanity has been struggling to find volunteers to work on the project. so delaware's only congresswoman says she decided to lend a hand to ensure that the new homes will hopefully hope as scheduled next month. >> devoted parents got special treatment today as part of an effort to strengthen new jersey families. they came to the national conference center here in east
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windsor. members of the group parents anonymous held a reception to say thanks. policy makers and other professionals were there to add their 50's. hats off to this group for 40 years of strengthening families. septa's new line of buses is coming this summer. it will be giving a little more power to commuters literally. the agency has bought 25 of these 40-foot electric buses to be deployed on routes later this year. not only are they better for the environment they also come with usb charging ports under the seats for commuters to us 82. it comes after septa what a warded a $2.5 million low or no emission grants. >> still to come on "action news," a check of the forecast for you. >> take you live outside sky6 hd showing you atlantic city which is enveloped in fog. doesn't that look cool? meteorologist cecily tynan with the exclusive accuweather five day including the weekend when "action news" comes right back.
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>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. >> meteorologist cecily tynan has a check of the forecast and we tied or surpassed a record today, cecily. >> we tied a record high of 74 but allentown and reading also tying but tying their all time february record highs of 77 and this is the scene of kind of the downside of this
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unprecedented february worth. warmth. the snow is melting very quickly. as a skier i find this kind of a depressing look in february. if you are planning on doing any skiing tomorrow is not going to be the day for it. 61 degrees, a few showers and possible in the morning but the main batch will be rolling through in the early to midafternoon with some showers and thunderstorms, the high 61 degrees. much better ski conditions on sunday, sunshine is back, it's 35 degrees and wind chills at the ski resorts will be in the 20's. so, it's definitely going to be kind of a dose of reality on sunday after temperatures like this, second day in a row of temperatures in the 70's. philadelphia 70, allentown 73, trenton 72 with the wind off the ocean lot cooler in cape may. that happens this time of the year with the ocean temperature in the 40's. satellite6 and action radar showing our big temperature change will come with this, this cold front that is sparking some severe weather across the ohio valley. this will be sweeping through late in the day tomorrow and
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behind it we return to more typical february weather on sunday. tonight, though, it's going to be another very warm night. temperatures again only dropping into the 50's. lots of clouds developing with some patchy dense fog, kind of a repeat performance of last night. have ick in philadelphia, allentown 54, cape may 51 and wilmington 52 degrees. so, tomorrow we will see the return of some sunshine. kind of mid morning and then late in the day is when the thunderstorms roll through. should make it into the 70's third day in a row, never happened in recorded history in february for philadelphia. so, this is definitely unprecedented. future tracker showing the timing of the storms around 3 o'clock, this is when this line will develop in our far western counties, looks like it will be hitting the i-95 corridor philadelphia around 5:30 and then hitting along the shore right around 7:30, so it's really a quick moving system with some heavy downpours and the potential for some gusty thunderstorms. so, the five day at 5:00
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showing tomorrow afternoon rain and thunderstorms. 74 degrees. behind it 46 degrees, wind chills in the 30's on sunday. we cloud up and we warm back into the 50's on monday. 57 degrees. tuesday periods of rain, 60. and wednesday as march begins, 65 degrees, very mild but rain at times. when will we seat sunshine again next week? adam will have that answer in the accuweather 7-day forecast guys. have a good weekend. >> thank you cecily. there's much more still ahead in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:30. a south jersey couple who lost their home in a devastating fire got the chance to thank the people who managed to save the irreplaceable members of their family who were trapped in the flames. >> plus, hillary clinton releases a video specially made for members of the democratic party meeting this weekend to choose a new leader. what she told them about recent events. we'll have those stories and more coming your way when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> and "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. president trump once again calls out the media for so-called fake reporting while
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his press secretaries goes a step further at the white house. what the commander in chief told the conservative union today. legal victory for bill cosby. what will not be allowed during his sex assault trial in camden. a man is hit near his home in kensington. the driver kept going. police are asking you to help track down that suspect. >> president trump's ongoing war with the media continued today during his speech at the conservative political action conference or cpac today. now the white house press secretary sean spicer is coming under fire for an unconventional press briefing. abc's maggie rulli is live in and washington, d.c. tonight. >> reporter: today's press conference was supposed to be an informal off cam rap gathering and instead it's now making headlines. >> president trump started off his day criticizing the media at the conservative political action conference. >> the fake news doesn't tell
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the truth. it never will represent the people and we're going to do something about it. >> reporter: hours later, many media outlets including cnn the new york times and the la times were not allowed to attend an off camera invite only meeting with white house press secretary sean spicer. the white house correspondent's association is "pro at the timing strongly against the action" and the associated press and time boycotted the informal briefing. the white house telling abc who did attend the meeting along with nbc and cbs that it did not purposely deny entry he to any outlet but rather certain outlets were specifically invited. >> we had a pool and we expanded it and we added some folks to come cover eight. >> reporter: meanwhile president trump continues to act on campaign promises signing an executive order today on regulatory reform directing government agencies to set up task forces to find ways to eliminate or scale back regulations. >> every regulation should have to pass a simple test. does it make life better or
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safer for american workers or consumers. >> reporter: and moving forward with his travel ban. last month the president tweeted that 109 people were detained or held for questioning during a 27 hour period due to the ban. but today, the administration gave a list of people that included 746 people. and rick, we can expect to hear a lot more about that travel ban as a new revised version is expected from the white house sometime next week. in washington, maggie rulli channel6 "action news." rick. >> maggie thank you for that report. the future of the democratic party is being decided in atlanta this weekend. the dnc winter meeting is happening over three days at the downtown west tin with the goal of choosing a new leader. minnesota congressman keith ellison is one of two leading candidates to be the party's next chairman. some believe he would take the party in a more liberal direction. his chief rival former labor secretary tom perez is
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perceived as a more establishment or mainstream democrat. >> let resistance plus persistence equal progress for our party and our country. >> thank you to the leader. >> former presidential candidate hillary clinton sent a video message to the dnc winter conference today urging them to stay the course. she specifically praised the efforts of voters who are making their voices heard at town hall meetings airports and through protests. she also thanked her democratic supporters and says being their 2016 candidate was "the honor of a lifetime." >> malaysian police say the half brother of north korea's leader kim jong nam was killed with a.m. banned chemical weapon known as vx nerve gas. chemist found traces of that deadly gas on kim's eyes and face. the substance can kill even in trace amounts. one of two female suspects in the poisoning became sick themselves after the attack. there are now serious concerns
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about public safety since officials are only now sending in crews to dee contaminate the kuala lumpur airport and it's 11 days later. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on this vx gas assassination in malaysia and president trump's continuing bats tell with the media following "action news" at 6:00. >> in other news, bill cosby scored a legal victory today. a montgomery county judge has ruled that only one of his accusers will be allowed to testify in court. prosecutors wanted 13 women to testify to show cosby's pattern of conduct. the judge says this ruling struck a balance between the value of the testimony and prejudice against cosby. the comedian is accused of assaulting former temple employee andrea constand at his home in 2004. the 13 prospective witnesses are among the more than 50 women who are accusing cosby of sexual misconduct. >> the search continues for a driver who hit a man in philadelphia's kensington section last night and kept going. the victim who is well known
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throughout the community remains in the hospital tonight. "action news" reporter vernon odom live in brewerytown with more on the investigation. vernon, what are police saying about this? >> reporter: monica, police just told me moments ago that they now have two helpful surveillance video from around that east kensington neighborhood. but nothing yet that many pin points that hit-and-run driver's face. at this hour police are gathering video from around this kensington neighborhood where hit-and-run victim was nearly killed last night. the victim 43-year-old krelly plaza alice remains in critical condition at hahnemann hospital. he was hit at the corner of clearfield and emerald around 7:30 last night. the impact throwing him up on the windshield of a sedan like this one, a silver 2000 bmw from the 323 series. police recovered a car like this one several blocks away after midnight. it has extensive damage to the driver's side plaza alyssa popular bartender bodega worker and street corner
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vendor who barbecuing during the summertime. >> hard working man. he was here with us since april. working only sundays but then he work with us like two months monday through saturday. really nice guy. >> even when he was selling, if the children did have all the money he would take the little change and tell them have a nice day so he was a very, very nice gentleman. >> reporter: police tell me the hit-and-run car was not reported stolen and they're waiting to go interrogate the owner about who was that behind the wheel of the bmw last night. >> we don't know if the owner was the driver. i mean sometimes you loan your car out there's multiple drivers in the family so we can't say for sure who was driving the vehicle. >> reporter: have you reached out to the owner yet. >> we're in the process of doing that. >> reporter: tonight police sources tell me they do have a person of interest no, sir names released yet as to who he or she is. live in brewerytown, i'm
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vernon odom channel6 "action news." >> the fbi trying to track down man who tried but failed to rob a center city bank. some grainy images of his face were captured on the security camera yesterday afternoon. about 4:30 he walked into the citizens bank branch in the 1200 block of market street. investigators say he demanded money from a teller but left empty handed and fled into the septa building next door. >> a flemington new jersey couple got the chance to thank everyone who played a role in saving their pets from a fire. john and kathy were out on new year's eve when atd detected smoke in their home. the company contacted the fire department told them about the animals and got in contact with the family. once the animals were rescued they received oxygen administered with special pet masks. >> when miley was brought out the experts took right over. no one lost faith of how valuable he was to us no
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matter what condition he was in. >> reilly and the cats are all okay. adt honored its employees who were vital that day and donated $5,000 to the raritan fire company for their great work. the family also made donations to the fire department and the flemington raritan first aid and rescue squad. >> very nice. >> uh-huh. >> time to get another check of traffic and see if it is very nice. >> it is friday. folks trying to get a start on that weekend matt, hm. >> is it usually very nice on a friday afternoon. >> no. >> and it's holding true to form especially on this very nice friday evening, very busy out there. as we look live rick and monica, in center city, this of course is the vine street expressway and this, of course, is jammed solid in both directions here by the schuylkill expressway. in fact, the westbound jam is so heavy it's backing up onto the ben franklin bridge coming into center city. jammed now from that just past the tolls in camden up and over our good buddy ben into eighth and vine. long slow crawl getting into philadelphia tonight via the ben and the vine street
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expressway. and it's also really slowly on the westbound schuylkill getting out of town from right about university avenue on out towards city avenue, that police activity long gone but that got us off to a he will rely bad start this afternoon. in limerick township watch out for a crash along ridge pike at sunnybrook road there by the sunshine cafe on this nice afternoon. abington township has a crash by the wawa along susquehanna at bradfield. there you see the slow speeds on the southbound side of one. yeah extra slow on the southbound side headed towards the turnpike because of the turnpike bridge closure. new schedules go into that effect on septa on sunday. the trolleys city and suburban buses so keep that that in mind this weekend as well. and i'll see you monday, rick and monica. >> have a nice weekend. thanks, matt. >> much more ahead on "action news" tonight. they strutted their stuff for their own red carpet in honor of this weekend's oscars. we'll take you to west philadelphia for these little show stoppers. >> also they were living history by jumping right into the shoes of famous figures from the past. we'll show you adam. >> more records fell today. more 70's tomorrow before this
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cold front comes through with some thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. we'll have the timing of that and the cold reality behind it in that accuweather forecast. >> in sports, jaime apody has a bad break for the sixers literally when "action news" comes right back. stay with us. >> ♪
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>> 48 hours away from hollywood's biggest night, the glitz, the glamour that long red carpet and the coveted told den statue. >> so much of the excitement will be right here on 6abc on sunday night but for all of the oscar super fans there is additional features that are just for you. >> while you're glued to your television sets you'll also want to log onto to watch the oscars all access. there will be 20 cameras along the red carpet backstage and in the audience to give you an insiders look at the biggest night in hollywood. actor from the hit abc comedy the goldbergs will help bring you all the action. >> i'm not obviously nominated but i'm working it so that's really cool to just be working it and i'm engaging with everyone engaging with the fans talking with them being around all these amazingly
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talented people. >> all right. >> be sure to head to for our expanded oscars coverage. right now we have a behind the scenes look at preparations for the big show. and on oscar night we'll have live video from the red carpet plus the most talked about moments as they happen. is your home for oscar night coverage. [cheers and applause] >> how cute is she is? back here they had their own oscar fun in west philadelphia. preschoolers got all dolled up and strutted their toddler stuff this morning on the way to school. the children eastern got their very own golden statue wet trophies. >> so cute. >> time for sports. jamie is here. if you were hoping to see ben simmons on the court before the end of the season. >> no luck. >> going to have to wait. >> we kind of all sort of saw this coming we just were hoping we were wrong but we were not. what a day, what a week it's been in sixers land and the day after they traded nerlens
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noel and admitted joel embiid will miss four more games today they sit ben simmons down for the rest of the season. jeff skversky live at wells fargo center where the sixers are set to take on the wizards tonight in front of what i'm sure is a very disappointed fan base, jeff, hm? >> reporter: jamie, this is not what sixers fans wants to hear. ben simmons officially shut down the rest of the season. that number one overall pick will not play and the sixers maintain still to this day that they expected him to play but the fact is that bone is not 100 percent healed so they are saying no go for that number one overall pick. here's ben simmons today back in the trainers room after finding out yesterday during a ct scan that he's not 100 percent, he's healing slower than expected. the sixers say they do not want to rush him back and then put him in a situation where he could refracture that fifth metatarsal. now they're aiming for him to play in the summer league and hopefully for the start of next season.
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>> he's heartbroken. he wants to play. he wants to be out there. it's eating him alive i'm sure and, you know, unfortunately that's not going to happen this season. >> it's unfortunate but we know it's in his best interests. we know our great he is and we've seen his potential and i look forward to playing with him but we have to wait. >> reporter: when will we see joel embiid finally take the court again? he's out at least another four games. embiid says he's not happy the way the sixers have handled his injury updates. gm brian colangelo insist the sixers are not being dishonest. >> it was our mistake to put out day to day as opposed to out indefinitely but that mistake will not be made again and -- and again there's no deceit, there's no -- there's no movement for doing anything to -- to be dishonest here at
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all. >> reporter: sixers head coach brett brown reiterated just that moments ago saying he's fully on board with colangelo's somewhat apology and the way they have handled this situation. more coming up at 6 o'clock. we're live at wells fargo center jeff skversky channel6 "action news." >> big day. thank you jeff. at least we have the phillies, right? play ball. grapefruit league action began today and what better way to start than with the almighty yankees in tampa. in the fifth aaron judge crushes one almost all the way out of george steinbrenner stadium. phillies actually didn't even reach base until the seventh trust me they actually lost nine to four today. let's talk about the flyers because they get to play some outdoor hockey in the elements in the middle of winter but tomorrow should be quite interesting because it was 75 degrees in pittsburgh today. they are getting set for tomorrow's stadium series game between the flyers and penguins where the sheet of ice is likely more like a giant puddle. it's always a spectacle when
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these two teams play in outdoor games but dave hakstol more worried about their fight for that that final playoff spot. >> there's something to the event certainly important with, you know, with family and the type of event that it is. but let's be honest, right now it's business first. >> business first because the flyers are five points out of that and final wild card spot. >> okay. >> that ice should feel kind of fun tomorrow. >> it will be fun to watch. >> choppy. >> thank you jamie. >> thank you jamie. >> we have some breaking news for you out of bryn mawr delaware county where an ambulance has just load a victim onto the scene they're getting ready to pull away to the hospital. rescuers were called to the 1000 block of lancaster avenue in the rosemont plaza where someone had fallen into a ravine about 17 minutes ago. we don't know how they fell and just how badly they're injured but obviously hurt enough that they need to go to the hospital for treatment. so again rescuers on the scene in bryn mawr delaware county, someone fell down into a
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whfight back fastts, with tums smoothies. it starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue. and neutralizes stomach acid at the source. ♪ tum -tum -tum -tum smoothies! only from tums >> meteorologist adam joseph is here now with a closer look at that weekend. some changes. >> like two seasons in one weekend. >> yes and it's going to come in a line of thunderstorms here tomorrow evening. we'll talk about the warmth, we'll talk about the cold and
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what follows as we go into next week. storm tracker6 live double scan shows a lot of sunshine today, a few cumulus clouds this afternoon but again records broke across the area and as we take a live look right now from our temple university camera on sky6 the sunset four minutes ago but you're noticing that daylight kind of hanging on past that 6 o'clock hour and a little ribbon of clouds in the far background there but overall it is the end of a pretty spectacular february day if you truly enjoy the warmth. 74 record tying. the old record was 1985. the normal 46 degrees. remember this number 'cause in two days, that's how it will be on sunday but the wind chills will be much lower. the low this morning 50 degrees when our normal is 29. in fact, we tied the record in philadelphia but it was the all time warmest temperature for allentown as well as reading meaning they have never been this warm in the month of february in their history, at least for
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allentown. they tied in it reading at 77 degrees so exceptional warmth especially in those far northwestern suburbs away from that wind that was coming in out of the south-southeast at times today so that's why numbers are in the 60's down to the south and 50's right along the shore and we're still hanging onto the 70's for trenton, allentown, reading at the present hour. the poconos also smashing their old record by 7 degrees, they hit 67 this afternoon. we see that area of clear skies along the eastern seaboard. then you go back towards the ohio valley. here's the cold front and there is some severe weather with this and there could be some isolated severe thunderstorms with the front tomorrow afternoon when it pushes through. but most of the day tomorrow you can plan outdoor activities. partly sunny, 70 in allentown, 74 philadelphia, 72 in wilmington. really no records but still very warm but at the shore if you're heading down there bundle up, temperatures there only in the 50's. it's starting at the 3 o'clock hour in those far northwestern
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suburbs, you'll have to watch the line of downpours and thunderstorms and some of them will be on the gusty side winds over 45 miles an hour. there it is breaking in i-95 corridor philadelphia to wilmington around 5 o'clock on saturday, late afternoon early evening and then it's off the coast by 8 o'clock so it's very quick moving and we're not going to see a long period of rain saturday about a quarter to a half inch as they blast through. then what pushes in is the cold winds sunday, 46 degrees, it's sunny but wind chills will only stay in the 20's the entire day on sunday. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast break out the shorts, the t-shirts for one more day, 74 tomorrow afternoon gut gusty storms. then the winter gear is back on sunday, wind chills in the 30's in the afternoon 20's in the morning a high of 46 and then it clouds up on monday, warms up as well at 57 and then a couple of back to back rainy days. tuesday, wednesday but it comes with warmth again as we enter the new month of march on wednesday and then it's windy and cooler, 56 thursday
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it's dry and then friday wind chills will be sneaking up again a high of 48 but much colder with the winds but enjoy the first part of the weekend. >> we shall. >> thank you. >> thank you adam. >> much more "action news" coming your way. stick around. we'll be right back.
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the morning after the election >> students in bensalem got a history lesson today by playing dressup. the kids were given an assignment to research a famous person who impacted the world. and then they had to dress like that person and tell their story. they had pope francis, president abraham lincoln and many more. there's lincoln. parents and grandparents were invited to take part in the lessons today as well. >> they look adorable. >> elvis. >> jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with these stories and more next at 6:00 following breaking news from the port richmond section of philadelphia are a woman was found dead in her home. plus while many are enjoying the unseasonable temperatures
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the area ski resorts would like wind to make a reappearance. >> also a controversial pipeline gets approval in south jersey despite big opposition from protesters. that and much more coming up next at 6:00 for meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody monica malpass the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice weekend. >> good night. >> good night. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> it is friday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is breaking news. this is from the port richmond section of philadelphia.
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a 41-year-old woman has been found dead in a home on the 3200 block of mercer street. "action news" reporter christie ileto is live at the scene. christie, what are you finding there? >> reporter: well, jim, police are still on the scene trying to piece together what happened. now, homicide detectives are calling this a suspicious death and suspect foul play after a woman's body was discovered inside this port richmond home on the right. now, this is a look from chopper6 over the scene. just after 4:00 today police say a relative discovered the 41-year-old unresponsive in the living room of a home on the 3200 block of mercer. detectives say there are obvious injuries to the victim's head. she was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics and right now it's unclear if there were any signs of forced entry. so far no arrests but again, police remain on scene. they are talking to neighbors and we even saw them pointing at what we believe are some home surveillance cameras on the exterior of one of the homes across the street o


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